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The Resource Wild fruits : Thoreau's rediscovered last manuscript, Henry David Thoreau ; edited and introduced by Bradley P. Dean ; illustrations by Abigail Rorer

Wild fruits : Thoreau's rediscovered last manuscript, Henry David Thoreau ; edited and introduced by Bradley P. Dean ; illustrations by Abigail Rorer

Label
Wild fruits : Thoreau's rediscovered last manuscript
Title
Wild fruits
Title remainder
Thoreau's rediscovered last manuscript
Statement of responsibility
Henry David Thoreau ; edited and introduced by Bradley P. Dean ; illustrations by Abigail Rorer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This wonderful book is both a practical and philosophical field guide to the natural gifts of the American countryside. The final harvest of our great nature writer's last years, Wild Fruits presents Thoreau's distinctly American gospel -- a sacramental vision of nature in which "the tension between Thoreau the naturalist and Thoreau the missionary for nature's wonders invigorates nearly every page" (Time). In transcribing the 150-year-old manuscript's cryptic handwriting and complex notations, Thoreau specialist Bradley P. Dean has performed a "heroic feat of decipherment" (Booklist) to bring this great work to light. Readers will discover "passages that reach for the transcendentalist ideal of writing new Scriptures, yet grounding this Bible in a vision of practical ecology" (Boston magazine). Wild Fruits is beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings of the natural life Thoreau considered on his walks. - Back cover
  • Thoreau presents information about the "'unnoticed wild berry whose beauty annually lends a new charm to some wild walk, '" along with what "may be considered Thoreau's last will and testament, in which he protests our desecration of the landscape, reflects on the importance of preserving wild space 'for instruction and recreation, ' and envisions a new American scripture."--Jacket
  • Thoreau presents information about the "'unnoticed wild berry whose beauty annually lends a new charm to some wild walk,'" along with what "may be considered Thoreau's last will and testament, in which he protests our desecration of the landscape, reflects on the importance of preserving wild space 'for instruction and recreation,' and envisions a new American scripture."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1817-1862
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thoreau, Henry David
Dewey number
581.6/32
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QK98.5
LC item number
.T48 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dean, Bradley P
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wild plants, Edible
  • Fruit
  • Fruit
  • Plantes sauvages comestibles
  • Fruits
  • Wildfrucht
  • Nordamerika
Label
Wild fruits : Thoreau's rediscovered last manuscript, Henry David Thoreau ; edited and introduced by Bradley P. Dean ; illustrations by Abigail Rorer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wild Fruits
  • A Thoreau Chronology
  • Glossary of Botanical Terms
Control code
41404600
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 409 pages
Isbn
9780393047516
Lccn
99031377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMC: copy contains no edition statement.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)41404600
Label
Wild fruits : Thoreau's rediscovered last manuscript, Henry David Thoreau ; edited and introduced by Bradley P. Dean ; illustrations by Abigail Rorer
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wild Fruits
  • A Thoreau Chronology
  • Glossary of Botanical Terms
Control code
41404600
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 409 pages
Isbn
9780393047516
Lccn
99031377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMC: copy contains no edition statement.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)41404600

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